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Samuel C. Brownstein, 87, who guided millions...


Samuel C. Brownstein, 87, who guided millions of high school seniors through Scholastic Aptitude Tests, died Monday in Waban, Mass. He co-wrote "Barron's How to Prepare for the S.A.T," which is in its 18th edition and has sold more than 4 million copies.

He taught biological sciences at two Brooklyn high schools. In the early 1950s, Mr. Brownstein and a fellow teacher, Mitchel Weiner, began offering classes on how to prepare for college entrance exams. They soon were conducting 10 tutoring sessions a week.

Their courses soon came to the attention of Manuel H. Barron, who headed a publishing company. In 1952, the two men collaborated on "Barron's How to Prepare for the College Entrance Examinations." Mr. Brownstein later authored and co-authored at least 19 books on test preparation.

Bill Janss, 78, an innovator in the skiing business who transformed Sun Valley into a year-round resort, died of cancer Wednesday in Boise, Idaho. Mr. Janss took over Sun Valley four years after his family bought it from the Union Pacific Railroad in 1964.

Pub Date: 12/06/96

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